Adrian Mills' four-fold for Saturday's Premier League matches include a win for Chelsea and a high-scoring clash at Bramall Lane.
After the final round of Euro 2024 qualifiers, focus again turns to the Premier League this weekend with a feast of seven top-flight matches on Saturday.
Luton v Crystal Palace
The ten-point deduction handed down to Everton last Friday saw Luton move out of the bottom three.
Predictably, the Hatters have struggled in the top-flight, taking just six points from their first 12 games, but they have begun to show more fortitude in recent matches and could pick up a point at home to Crystal Palace.
Town held Liverpool to a draw in their last match at Kenilworth Road while their three defeats on home soil have all been by a single goal.
Palace have beaten only Burnley since the end of September and may leave Bedfordshire frustrated
Newcastle v Chelsea
Chelsea are showing real signs of progress under Mauricio Pochettino, who has bestowed a calmness on the Stamford Bridge outfit.
There was nothing calm about their absorbing 4-4 draw with Manchester City prior to the international break, but Pochettino has settled on a preferred style and, more importantly, first-choice 11.
A trip to St James’ Park will be another test of just how far the Blues have come, but hosts Newcastle have a staggeringly long list of absentees to contend with at present and they could be there for the taking.
Chelsea draw no bet 10/11
Nottingham Forest v Brighton
Brighton have earned plaudits aplenty for their attractive style and results under boss Roberto De Zerbi, but Albion have not won in the Premier League since September 24th.
They have drawn four times, been thumped 6-1 at Aston Villa and lost 2-1 away to Manchester City in that time, so they look a short price to win at the City Ground on Saturday.
Nottingham Forest do most of their best work on the banks of the Trent. They are unbeaten in five league outings on home soil this season and earned 30 of their 38 points last season in Nottingham.
They beat a flying Aston Villa side 2-0 on their last City Ground appearance and look decent value at 5/4 in the draw-no-bet market.
Nottingham Forest draw no bet 5/4
Sheffield United v Bournemouth
Bramall Lane is the venue for the first ‘relegation six-pointer’ candidate of the 2023-24 campaign as Sheffield United Bournemouth.
The struggling pair can boast just three wins between them this season and an unenviable combined goals-against tally of 58.
It’s hard to have much faith in either side for win purposes but that alarming defensive statistic at least points towards a punt on a few goals being scored in South Yorkshire.
Five of Bournemouth’s six away games in all competitions this season have featured at least four goals, and the exception was a 3-0 defeat at Everton, so backing over 3.5 goals looks a good option at around 2/1.